Dela of Slightly Stoopid Releases Debut Album Opening Night

Dela (Slightly Stoopid) has released his long awaited debut album, Opening Night. The 11-tracks were produced by Delas friend and mentor Karl Denson (Tiny Universe, Rolling Stones touring band) and feature LA reggae legends, the Aggrolites.  With a solid dub foundation secured, DELA and the Aggrolites add hard-hitting grooves and solid horn lines that make the party undeniable. Opening Night is available now:

This is the first, hence the title,” shares Dela. It feels like you are witnessing the birth of something fresh, something you haven’t ever heard before. With a legit reggae institution in The Aggrolites driving the ship and the insane horn section it feels like something that hasnt been done before.  It resonates and sounds familiar, but its new.

Opening Night features numerous guest performers including the aforementioned saxophonist Karl Denson, the legendary trumpeter Rashawn Ross (Dave Matthews Band), Delas partner in Slightly Stoopid trombonist Andy Geib and keyboard wizard Marco Benevento (Joe Russos Almost Dead).  The powerhouse talents of Kyle McDonald (Slightly Stoopid), Chali 2na (Jurassic 5), and Rebecca Jade (Rebecca Jade and the Cold Fact, Sheila E) round out vocal duties. The incomparable Angelo Moore (Fishbone) provides lyrical journey in the featured single “Atlantic and Smith,” which includes a full-length video:

Dela will join the Aggrolites on their Winter Wonderland Family Jam Tour this December along with special guests Ethan Tucker & LAW. Tickets and more information are available at

Track Listing:

1.Any Day Now

2.Sonrie Amor feat. Jesse Wagner

3.A Break from the Norm

4.Atlantic and Smith feat. Angelo Moore

5.Way about ya feat. Karl Denson

6.Loose Screws feat. Chail 2na

7.Rejoice feat. Rebecca Jade

8.Rocksteady Lullaby


10.Who the Bruthas feat. Kyle McDonald

11.This is Goodbye feat. Rebecca Jade

Tour Dates with the Aggrolites

December 20th      Long Beach, CA    Alex’s Bar

December 21st       Ventura, CA          Discovery

December 22nd      Santa Ana, CA      Constellation Room

December 23rd      San Jose, CA        The Ritz

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About RJ Frometa

Head Honcho, Editor in Chief and writer here on VENTS. I don't like walking on the beach, but I love playing the guitar and geeking out about music. I am also a movie maniac and 6 hours sleeper.

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